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Cllr Bill Thomas addressing the petitions’ committee

Nia, who chairs the Llanelli Flood Forum, met the Assembly petitions committee when they came to Burry Port to make further enquiries about the petition they have received about the cockle mortality in the Burry Inlet. Cllr Bill Thomas spoke up on behalf of the petitioners and gave the Assembly’s petitions committee the full facts and figures about the problems of sewage spills into the estuary, and reiterated the demand for a further independent inquiry.

Nia commented

“ You could see that they were genuinely concerned that the Assembly could find itself liable to pay hefty fines for breach of European directives, and they understood the demand for a further independent enquiry. I was also pleased to hear that members of this committee who are also on the Assembly’s environment committee will raise it as a possible topic for enquiry by that committee.”

Nia speaking to reporters